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George J. Pepper, D.D.S.

George J. Pepper, D. D. S., age 90, of 1161 Lightstreet Road, Bloomsburg died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at 8:25 a. m.

Born in Allentown on Oct. 28, 1929, he was the son of the late George V. and Anna C. (Hayle) Pepper. He grew up in Ashland and resided in Bloomsburg since 1957.

Dr. Pepper was a  graduate of the Catholic high school in Ashland; Mt. St. Mary's College in Emmittsburg, Maryland and the University of Maryland where he earned his dental degree.

He practiced dentistry in Bloomsburg from 1957 until retiring in 2007.

Dr. Pepper enjoyed hunting, traveling  and golfing as a member of the Mill Race Golf Club in Benton.

He served with the U. S. Navy during the Korean War period and attained the rank of Lieutenant.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa E. Williams on March 10, 2008; a sister, Regina Reilly and a brother John Pepper.

Surviving are his wife, the former Joanne M. Meyer, with whom he celebrated  62 years of marriage on January 5, 2019; three daughters: Anne  M., wife of Charles Baer, Lakeville, Minn.;  Catherine A. Flick, Bloomsburg; Mary E., wife of William Harrington, Hayesville, N.C.; two sons: George J. Pepper, Orrtanna and James M. and Anne (Picheta) Pepper, Atlanta, Ga.; a son-in-law, Douglas Williams, Atlanta, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers: James Pepper, and his wife Jeanne, Bedford, New Hampshire and Edward Pepper, and his wife Lana, St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Catherine Pepper, and her companion James Williams, Chalfont; and several nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, friends may remember Dr. Pepper with a contribution  to a charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements  have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.

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I just saw this and remember well how much I liked Dr. Pepper as my dentist many years ago. I always hated to go to the dentist and he was very patient with me as a young teenager. I had broke a tooth one snowy day when I lived in Light Street and he went into the office during the snow storm to take care of my emergency, it was a Sunday and he met us there. I was probably about 13 years old.
I now live in Lake Wales, FL, but do remember him well. Sally McHenry Patacconi

Sally McHenry Patacconi Jan 13 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Pepper family...I wish to convey my deepest Christian condolences in the loss of your loved one.My familywere one of Dr. Pepper's first patients when he came to Bloomsburg in 1957. I was 7 years old at the time. Through the years I found him to be very kind and gentle, and I fondly remember his sweet smile. He was also veryunderstanding of his patients' financial situations at that time. May God's Love and your precious memories sustain you at this sad time.

Karleen Smith Dec 5 2019 12:00 AM

Dr. Pepper was a kind man and a wonderful Dentist. He always took the best best care of me. Men like him are rare
in today's world.

Terry Troy Dec 4 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of George Pepper, D.D.S.

Colleen (Hollister) Brandon Dec 4 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of George Pepper, D.D.S.

John Wanich Dec 3 2019 12:00 AM

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